Charlie Watts

Drummers Charlie Watts and Ringo Starr

Drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones has succumbed to cancer, and has passed away in a London hospital at 80. The news came weeks after it was announced that Watts would miss the band’s US tour dates to recover from an unspecified medical procedure. Watts was previously treated for throat cancer in 2004.

He had been a member of the Rolling Stones since January 1963, when he joined Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones in their fledgling group.

Ringo and Paul are among the artists who paid their respects early on.

Charlie with Paul

Ringo:God bless Charlie Watts we’re going to miss you man peace and love to the family.

The statement from the Rolling Stones’ publicist said: “He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today [Tuesday] surrounded by his family.
“We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members and close friends is respected at this difficult time.”
Charlie Watts is survived by his wife Shirley, daughter Seraphina and granddaughter Charlotte.

3 Responses

  1. vern gibbons says:

    rip charlie. you will be missed.

  2. Gary Fulton says:

    RIP Charlie, the coolest dresser in the Stones!

  3. Blakey says:

    A great drummer and a lovely man.
    Brian, Stu and Charlie RIP

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